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Drop-in session for Coventry residents to have their say on combined authority

Published on Monday, 27 July 2015 in Council and democracy news

Drop-in sessions for Coventry residents who want to find out more and have their say on a West Midlands combined authority will be taking place across the city next month.

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Education to Employment site visit

Published on Monday, 27 July 2015 in Schools, libraries and learning news

A Coventry primary school has had a sneak preview of a major new city development as part of a move to link education and employment.

Get active in Coventry city centre

Published on Friday, 24 July 2015 in Leisure and culture news

Broadgate plays host to a week of sporting activities next week as Coventry Sports Week kicks off with a range of sports for everyone to enjoy.

Green Flags prove Coventry has some of the best parks in the country

Published on Thursday, 23 July 2015 in Leisure and culture news

Longford Park, Caludon Castle Park, Allesley Park, Coombe Country Park and the War Memorial Park have again been awarded with Green Flags after meeting the high standards set out by Keep Britain Tidy.

Don't be alarmed

Published on Wednesday, 22 July 2015 in Trading standards news

The latter part of the national Scams Awareness Month focusses on Doorstep Crime, and we are once again warning consumers never to agree to buy anything when approached by salespeople at their home.

Job event targets school leavers and young unemployed people

Published on Wednesday, 22 July 2015 in Jobs and careers news

Coventry City Council is hosting a careers event for school leavers and young unemployed people on Monday 27 July 2015, to support individuals who live in Coventry and Warwickshire into further education, apprenticeships and training.

Improvement work to begin at Whittle Arch / Fairfax Street

Published on Wednesday, 22 July 2015 in Planning and development news

Coventry City Council has announced plans for the next phase of extensive improvement works in the city centre following the award of further external European Regional Development Growth (ERDF) grant funding.

Bridge deck time-lapse video released

Published on Wednesday, 22 July 2015 in Planning and development news

Coventry City Council has released a time-lapse video showing the construction of the new £14.9m bridge deck at Junction 6 of the Coventry Ring Road.

National Scam Awareness Month – Mail Scams

Published on Monday, 20 July 2015 in Trading standards news

Scam Awareness Month today enters its third week, with Coventry Trading Standards and Coventry CAB focusing on mail scams.

Funding available for local charities, groups and organisations

Published on Thursday, 16 July 2015 in Environment and waste news

A pot of cash is available for local charities, community groups and organisations through Coventry Recycling Club and people are invited to apply now to be able to benefit.

Coventry City Council and Whitefriars working in partnership to improve accommodation

Published on Thursday, 16 July 2015 in Health and social care news

Coventry City Council and Whitefriars Housing are proposing to renovate four buildings as part of plans to improve accommodation in the city for older people needing support.

City honour for Jaguar Land Rover boss

Published on Thursday, 16 July 2015 in Council and democracy news

Coventry is set to award Mr Ratan N. Tata GBE and Professor Kumar Bhattacharyya KB CBE with the title Honorary Freeman of the City of Coventry - just 100 years since the city honoured its first recipient.

New opening hours for the Council's Contact Centre

Published on Thursday, 16 July 2015 in Council and democracy news

The Council's Contact Centre is changing its opening hours from 20 July.

Sustrans active travel award for secondary school pupils - invitation to join pilot project

Published on Tuesday, 14 July 2015 in Services for schools news

Sustrans are piloting a new award scheme to support pupils in developing the knowledge, skills and confidence to travel actively and your school is invited to take part.

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Online Scams – Don’t be rushed, Don’t be hushed

Published on Monday, 13 July 2015 in Trading standards news

Trading Standards officers in Coventry are continuing to remind residents to be aware of and to expose scams and help stop more people from falling prey to clever cons that fleece them of thousands of

City Centre South scheme set to test changing market

Published on Monday, 13 July 2015 in Planning and development news

Coventry City Council is to seek further proposals for a new retail development scheme for the city centre.

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Demolition of Coventry's Station Tower gets underway

Published on Monday, 13 July 2015 in Planning and development news

The vacant Station Tower office building overlooking Coventry Railway Station is being demolished as part of the £100 million transformational Friargate project.

City Centre Leisure Centre design team announced

Published on Wednesday, 08 July 2015 in Leisure and culture news

The team that will design Coventry's new £36.7 million city centre water park, swimming pool and leisure centre has been appointed by Coventry City Council.

Statement in response to Court of Appeal decision

Published on Wednesday, 08 July 2015 in Council and democracy news

A Coventry City Council spokesperson said: “We are disappointed that the judge has found in favour of the claimants, SISU, who can now move to appeal the Judgment in last year’s Judicial Review.

Growing the UK economy through a Midlands Engine

Published on Monday, 06 July 2015 in Council and democracy news

A West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) that has plans to become an economic powerhouse and attract investment, increase productivity and create thousands of jobs for the region, published its plans for the future today (06 July).

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Belgrade Theatre in Education Schools Tour

Published on Thursday, 02 July 2015 in Services for schools news

As part of this year’s 50th anniversary year of Theatre in Education, the Belgrade Theatre are holding a festival of work for young audiences, due to take place in October.

New opening hours for the Council's Contact Centre

Published on Thursday, 02 July 2015 in Council and democracy news

The Council's Contact Centre is changing its opening hours from 20 July.

Council set to back City of Culture bid

Published on Thursday, 02 July 2015 in Leisure and culture news

The City Council is set to formally give its backing for Coventry to bid to be the UK City of Culture in 2021 – and trigger a drive to boost the arts and culture in the city.

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Twin Town Courier travels 6000 miles to deliver package to Lord Mayor

Published on Thursday, 02 July 2015 in Lord Mayor news

The Twin Town Courier - aka Martin 'Sticky' Round - rode into Coventry yesterday on his Lambretta to present the Lord Mayor with packages from Coventry's twin towns of Dresden and Ostrava.

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Lottery cash to restore London Road to its former glory as a city park

Published on Thursday, 02 July 2015 in Planning and development news

Coventry’s historic London Road Cemetery has been named as one of 16 parks and cemeteries around the country in line for a share of £34m of lottery cash.

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Alfie’s life journey in fostering film launched

Published on Thursday, 02 July 2015 in Adoption and fostering news

A moving short film highlighting one boy’s experiences in foster care and how foster carers can make a huge difference to young people’s lives has just been released.

Warning of spoof emails being sent to schools

Published on Thursday, 02 July 2015 in Services for schools news

ICT Services have been made aware of a spate of emails being sent to schools which contain infected zip files.

Last few places left on the FREE Let's Animate teacher event

Published on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 in Services for schools news

Free event for teachers to try out new techniques, develop their creative talent and get inspiration to take back to the classroom. Cake and drinks included!

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Scams Awareness Month – Don’t be Rushed – Don’t be Hushed

Published on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 in Trading standards news

Trading Standards is calling on residents to expose scams and help stop more people from falling prey to clever cons that fleece them of thousands of pounds.

Changes to the Independent Living Fund (ILF)

Published on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 in Health and social care news

With effect from 30th June 2015 the Independent Living Fund (ILF) will be closing and this funding will be transferring to and be administered by Coventry City Council.

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